Getting Back on my Feet

I've been told for a long time that I couldn't have any children. It was devastating because I knew from a young age all I wanted to be was a mom. I wasn't even eight years old when my sister had her first child and I fell in love with the whole idea of being a mother. When I was told that it wasn't possible for me I was devastated. But 22 years later and a miracle happened! I found it I was pregnant! 

The father decided to step back. I can't be upset with him. We talked about kids from the very start and he was very open about the fact that he doesn't want any. Since it wasn't supposed to be possible for me it was a situation that seemingly worked out well for both of us. I don't want to force a baby on him that he doesn't want but that leaves me on my own without any help. I didn't have a problem with raising my little girl on my own and I still don't. She's all I've ever wanted and I'm so blessed and ecstatic that my dream of being a mom is finally coming true. 

I've had so many complications though. I've bled so much. The first ER visit I was only eight weeks along. The second I was twelve weeks. There have been many more since and I've missed so much work. I just want my baby healthy and I'll do whatever I have to in order to make it happen. In the meantime the bills haven't stopped just because I'm having pregnancy complications. Rent is still due. Car payments and insurance are still due. My phone is still due. All of them are piling up and I'm desperate. My latest paycheck was only 300 for two weeks because of the work I've missed. I'm not eligible for any government assistance besides medicaid for the moment because my job will only sign off for hours I'm scheduled not hours I work since the days I miss are so unpredictable. 

I just need a little help to get back on my feet before I lose my apartment and my car. I need a place for my baby to come home to when she gets here. I don't want to lose her before I even have her because I'm behind on bills and get evicted. Anything will help. Thank you so much.


  • Todd M Shreffler 
    • $20 
    • 3 mos


Brittany Pickle 
Kirksville, MO
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